What are we talking about when we talk about reading?

The busy urban rhythm nowadays has been constantly compressing and fragmenting our personal time. Serious reading seems a luxurious thing to do. Mainstream media follows the trend by generating increasingly shorter text/videos in abundance, which has exacerbated our distractions. Although mobile device may seem convenient and fun compared to paper books, it is impossible to stay focused when new messages keep popping up from everywhere. We need a little physicality and simplicity to re-adjust our reading habits. But how can we still add the welcomed communal interactions inherent in new media to traditional paper readings?

"Spring" aims to combine augmented reality technology with physical book reading to extend the two-dimensional plane of physical books to a virtual 3D world through online sharing of book excerpts, reviews, and emotions, and thus to create a whole new paper-book reading experience.

Demo video of #interaction: https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDg1NDk2Njg1Ng==.html


當我們談論閱讀時,我們在談論什麼?

當代繁忙的都市節奏不斷壓縮並碎片化我們的個人時間,閱讀成為一件奢侈的事。主流媒體適應潮流地鼓勵快餐式短文字甚至短視頻,這更加劇了我們的注意力渙散。雖然移動端相較於紙書看似方便而有趣,但不斷彈出的新消息使得專注不可實現。我們需要一點切實而純粹的體驗,以重整我們的閱讀習慣。但如何使得紙質閱讀具備更多新媒體帶來的社群互動呢?

Spring旨在將擴增實境技術與實體書閱讀結合,通過書摘、評論及情緒的在線共用,將實體書的二維平面延展至虛擬的三維世界,創造全新的紙質書閱讀體驗。


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